MCRO & British Cave Rescue Council
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Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation (MCRO)


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We are an active group of people interested in the exploration and study of mines and caves in Britain, Europe and ... well anywhere actually! For contact details, membership forms and to find out more visit: About Us >>

Latest News
Annual Dinner
Another successful Annual Dinner was held at the Wroxeter Hotel on Saturday 8th October. An excellent meal was followed by a talk from Paddy McManus, Operations Manager for the Mines Rescue Service on their involvement with the rescue efforts at the Gleision Colliery mining accident in 2011.

Thanks to everyone who attended and through their generosity the sealed envelope raffle raised £128 for Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation.


Aerial Ropeways of Shropshire - front coverClub Publication wins AIA Award
Congratulations to the authors of the recent publication:
Aerial Ropeways of Shropshire (Account 28)
by Mike Shaw, David Poyner and Robert Evans
after the announcement that the publication has won the Association of Industrial Archaeology's (AIA) Voluntary Societies’ Publication Award for 2016.

Author Mike Shaw attended the AIA Conference dinner held at Telford this year to give a short presentation on the books theme and to receive the award.

Read more details about the Account 28 on our publications page. Copies are available to purchase online from Moorebooks


a flying batPlease note:

  • Underground exploration can be potentially dangerous if you do not have the right equipment and skills. This is why you should consider joining a well established Club, who can train you and lend you equipment for your first few trips.
  • Have a look at our Links page to find links to other underground exploration groups, both in Britain and around the world.

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